Waterscapes Australia designs and builds natural water features for residential, commercial and municipal landscapes.

We create one-of-a-kind aquatic ecosystems in the form of streams, waterfalls, recreation and ecosystem ponds.

Each feature is individually crafted to blend with your existing landscape “like it has always been there”.

Creating well-balanced ecologies reduces maintenance and supports healthy fish and plants while transforming your backyard into an incredible, all-natural, low-maintenance paradise.



Changing the way Australia builds ponds.

Waterscapes Australia has been at the frontier of natural water feature design and installation in Australia since its founding in 2008.

Based on the Sunshine Coast, Waterscapes Australia is an owner-operated business under multi award winning designer, Patrick Handley.

With over twenty years of global experience in natural water feature design, his forte is creating lasting, naturally inspired sanctuaries for clients and environments alike.


A small selection of our memorable projects

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Moss makes a delightful addition to water features. The green, fuzzy plant can bring a magical, woodland feeling to your water feature. Did you know that there are more than 1000 mosses native to Australia?!

This interesting plant is flowerless, reproducing instead via spores and fragmentation. Water features and ponds often provide the perfect environment for moss to grow and thrive.

Some examples of mosses that are native to Australia include:
πŸƒ Tortula muralis
πŸƒ Barbula crinite
πŸƒ Triquetrella papillata

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Are you working from home and looking for a tranquil place to set your laptop up? Why not consider creating your own little oasis in the privacy of your backyard?

Waterscapes are the experts in creating gorgeous natural water features that can make you feel like you’re miles away from home, when you’re in your garden. We can even build water features big enough for you to swim in once you’ve finished your work for the day.

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Looking for a ground cover for your pond pathway? There are many different lovely plants that you can choose from!

Some examples of walkway plants include:

🌱 Scotch Moss
🌱 Thymus Elfin
🌱 Black Brass Buttons
🌱 Blue Star Creeper

Over time, these plants tend to spread out more and become thicker, getting better with age!

The knowledgeable team at Waterscapes can help you choose a ground coverage plant for your water feature pathway.

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At Waterscapes Australia, our designs are limited only by your imagination. We can create one-of-a-kind aquatic ecosystems that will make your garden the envy of all your friends!

Our ponds and water features are built with the natural shape of your backyard in mind, with the end goal of making it look like they could have always been there. The ponds we create are well-balanced, making them low-maintenance and ideal for those with busy lives.

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A variety of pond-friendly plants can attract butterflies to your garden. If you love watching these delicate insects flutter about, consider creating a pond with plenty of flowers for them.

Some pond plants that can attract butterflies include:
πŸ¦‹ Water ribbons
πŸ¦‹ Mat rush
πŸ¦‹ Tall sedge
πŸ¦‹ Swamp goodenia

At Waterscapes, we can help you select butterfly-attracting pond plants for your new garden water feature.

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Want an eco-friendly water feature without the chemicals? Waterscapes is an industry-leading pond design company that creates environmentally friendly ponds and water features.

All of our ponds use sustainable building materials, and we create well-balanced ecologies which reduces the amount of maintenance needed. We have been creating stunning designs since 2008, and have the experience and know-how to create a beautiful water oasis in your garden,

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At Waterscapes, we use sustainable building materials when creating our water features. We believe in respecting the environment, and utilise natural stone, fish, aquatic plants, and beneficial bacteria to create harmonious, nature-inspired ponds.

Interested in bringing a natural, efficient water feature to your garden? The experienced team at Waterscapes can work closely with you to create a design that reflects your style and is kind to the Earth.

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Do your kids get excited whenever they spot a frog or lizard? Or maybe you’re a big kid at heart who loves seeing these creatures out and about!

Encourage more frogs and lizards to use your garden by bringing in plants they love! There are many plants you can place in and around your pond to attract lizards and frogs, including:
πŸƒ Tall sedge
πŸƒ Mat rush
πŸƒ Brisbane river lily
πŸƒ Knobby club rush

The Waterscapes team can offer their experience, and help you learn more about pond plants that can attract animals to your garden.

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Want something a bit different than a standard, regular swimming pool?

Waterscapes are experts in creating gorgeous natural swimming ponds. These ponds utilise natural stone and aquatic plants to create a unique, dreamy design, yet can be used just like a swimming pool!

We are pioneers in the natural swimming pond movement in Australia, creating designs for Australian conditions. Our team can even complete swimming pool conversions, for if you are looking to convert your pool to a swimming pond.

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Do the grounds of your business need a little extra oomph? Why not consider a water feature?

A water feature can make a great conversation starter for clients, while also attracting native wildlife, bees, and butterflies to your space.

At Waterscapes, we can create a wide range of different features in a variety of shapes and sizes. So, whether you’re after a small fish pond, or a large reflection pond complete with waterfall, we can offer our assistance!

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Adding Australian natives to your water feature or pond can be great for attracting native wildlife to your garden. We have so many beautiful native plants in Australia to choose from, that you’re sure to find some that you love the look of!

Some popular Australian native plants for ponds can include:
🌱 Swamp mazus
🌱 Common rush
🌱 Water plantain
🌱 Austral brooklime
🌱 Swamp lily

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Imagine gazing over your garden on a warm summer afternoon, watching your stunning waterfall feature cascading into the pond below.

A water feature can make a stunning addition to your garden. From waterfalls to fish ponds to fountains, there are many options to choose from when it comes to adding a feature to your outdoor area. Our team are able to bring your water feature dreams to life.

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Did you know that there are more than 2000 species of Australian-native bees?! Bees are essential for our earth as they are pollinators of many important crops.

Want to help our bee friends? Then be sure to choose plenty of bee-attracting plants for in and around your water feature. This can include varieties such as water-plantain and spiny-headed mat-rush.

We can assist you with choosing bee-friendly plants for your pond 🐝.

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The summer months often bring drought conditions, which can mean bad news for many of our animal friends.

Having an all-natural pond, waterfall, or stream on your property offers a fresh water opportunity for animals. Birds can take a drink on a hot day, or splash and bathe in the water. Frogs can have a spot to swim about and moisten their skin.

During the hot season, we have to take care of each other, and that includes critters that visit our garden.

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Have you always dreamed of having your own private waterfall?

Waterscapes can work with you to create stunning pond and waterfall designs for your garden. Our team of professionals are able to lend their experience to designing and building the perfect waterfall feature in your backyard.

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